Harvard University—that old, stuffy, Ivy League institution—might not seem like the most hip-hop-friendly place. After all, hip-hop grew from Bronx block parties in the 1970s, where Black and Latino kids created a new culture in the shadows of abandoned buildings, rubble and project housing, not some quad full of old-money kids. But considering that recent […]
In our May/June “Know Your Neighborhood” issue, a local photographer shared what makes her daughter’s classes so special.
If you’re the curious kind, this Harvard Square hub can teach you to do just about anything.
Tucked away in the 17th-Century Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, about halfway between Harvard Square and Fresh Pond Parkway, the Cambridge Historical Society doesn’t see much foot traffic. And that’s just fine with recently hired Executive Director Marieke Van Damme. “We’ve realized that being a museum is not what’s going to bring people to this site,” Van Damme […]
Located at 1110 Mass. Ave., Inner Space Meditation Center & Gallery is not situated in what one would call a peaceful place. The traffic level is steady outside their glass storefront, and it’s a little hard to believe that anything relaxing can go on in a place that borders the urban essence so closely. But all it takes is a […]
Raising a child with disabilities offers its own unique set of challenges, which is why the Cambridge Public School District (CPSD) hosts both biweekly group meetings and drop in seminars for parents in this situation. The support groups allow parents and guardians to connect with others who understand their circumstances, talk about their stories, get support and find […]
The Bot Side is the robotics team at the Community Charter School of Cambridge founded in October 2011 with the belief that “everyone should have the opportunity to see and work with robotics.” As team 5397, Bot Siders compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), which engages middle and high school students in head-to- head […]
“I’m extremely blessed to have had the opportunity to be educated with some of the most diverse, creative, and inspiring young people in the Country. Being a graduate of CRLS and Hamilton has given me the opportunity to be among the best from two very different worlds.”
[This Story Originally Appeared in the November/December 2013 Issue of Scout Cambridge.] She wasn’t even a student yet, but when Stacey Borden-Holliday walked into the admissions office at Cambridge College in Central Square, she already had a stack of papers in her hand. They weren’t tests or essays, but criminal reports, government documents and work […]
Scout Cambridge is covering talk-show icon Oprah Winfrey as she takes the podium at Harvard’s 362nd Commencement on Thursday, May 30. The owner, founder and namesake of OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, is slotted to speak at 2:30 p.m. during the Ivy League’s commencement day afternoon exercises, which serve as the annual meeting of the […]
On Thursday, March 21, the Rotary Club of Cambridge hosted Cambridge Rindge and Latin School National Honor Society students–members of the 2013 graduating class–at the club’s annual Leadership event. Randy Lindel, President of the Rotary Club of Cambridge, welcomed the assembled guests that included school officials, local business leaders and Rotary members. “Special thanks to […]
Where can we get tickets for the Harvard commencement? Trust us, you don’t want to miss this one. Harvard officials just announced that none other than talk-show icon Oprah Winfrey will step up to the podium as speaker at Harvard’s 362nd Commencement.